Adding LeadBolt ads to your Andromo apps

edited August 2014 in Announcements

Cross-posted from our Knowledge Base. The most current version of this article is always located here:

Setting Up LeadBolt Ads

In order to show LeadBolt banner ads in your app, you need to
sign up with LeadBolt and register your app to get a LeadBolt
Section ID.

Sign up for a LeadBolt

  1. Use this
    to access the LeadBolt sign up page.


  2. If you have a Google+ account you can sign in with that.
    Alternatively, enter your information into the fields and click the
    "Sign Up Now" button.

    Note that Company / Developer Name is a required field; if you
    don't have a company, enter your full name into that field.

  3. You will be sent an email when you are able to log in. Once you
    receive the Welcome email, return to the Leadbolt website and use
    the email and password you provided to log in to the LeadBolt

  4. Review the Terms & Conditions for your LeadBolt account,
    then check the "I accept" checkbox and click the "Continue" button
    at the bottom of the page.

    After logging in, you should see the LeadBolt Dashboard.


Create a new app in
the LeadBolt Portal

  1. Log
    to your LeadBolt account.

    Note: you do not need to download the Android SDK. If you're
    ever asked to download an SDK, you can safely ignore it.

  2. Click on the Apps button on the left-hand side
    of the page under Publisher Tools.


    This will show you the APPS page:


  3. Click on the Create New App button.


  4. Enter all of the information for your app.


    For Platform, choose "Mobile Web." This will
    pre-select HTML banner ads for your app. Do not choose "Android"
    because that will pre-select the SDK ad types which do not work in
    Andromo. Only the HTML banner ads work properly at this time.

    For App / Site URL, enter the Google Play URL
    for your app (if you know it), otherwise enter for now. (You can edit
    that field later.)

    For Content Type and Category,
    choose a value that is appropriate for the content within your

    For Demographics, adjust the values to
    represent your best guess of who you expect your users to be.

    Note: Make sure you set the platform to Mobile


  5. Click the "Create Now" button to return to the
    APPS page.

    You should see an entry for the app you created, with two ad
    types: "App Banner (HTML)" and "App Overlay (HTML)."


  6. Click the Edit button and select Edit Settings for the
    "App Banner (HTML)" ad.


    The Edit button is the little button on the right, on the row
    next to the "App Banner #1 - 320x50" text under

  7. Change the Banner Size to "Auto Stretching" and
    make sure the Open Clicks In setting is set to
    "Current Window" THIS IS IMPORTANT.


  8. Click the Save button to return to the APPS

  9. Click the Get Code button for the "App Banner (HTML)" ad.


    The Get Code button is the little button to the left of the
    settings button under the Actions column, on the
    row next to the "App Banner #1 - Auto Stretching" text.

  10. Copy the numeric section ID from the Get Code popup.

    The section ID is used to tell LeadBolt what ad to send your
    app, and to track the clicks so you can get paid. It can be seen in
    the Get Code popup window as the number following the
    section_id= part.


    You must enter this section ID on the Monetization tab in your
    Andromo project.

  11. Enter the section ID into the Monetization tab in your Andromo
    project settings.

    In your Andromo project, enable the LeadBolt Banners"
    option on the Monetization tab, and then enter your section ID into
    the **LeadBolt Section ID

    Make sure you enter it correctly. It should consist of a single
    large number, like this: 513685406


    Remember to click Save Changes when you're done.

  12. (Optional) Build your Android project and test it.

    If you build your project now, the LeadBolt ads will be shown in
    Test Mode. In test mode, placeholder ads are used and
    clicks do not get counted.

  13. On the LeadBolt portal APPS page, click the
    Test Mode button and select Set
    to take your app out of Test Mode.


    Your app will need to be manually approved by the LeadBolt
    approval team but once approved, live ads will begin to show in
    your app.

    You will receive an email from LeadBolt when your app has been

  14. Build your Android project and distribute the new version of
    your app.


How to
add an HTML banner ad if you don't have one

When you create your app in the LeadBolt portal, if you choose
"Android" for the platform instead of "Mobile Web" you will see
many rows of SDK ads, but no HTML banner ad. You will need to
manually add an HTML banner ad to your app in LeadBolt to get the
correct section ID for Andromo.

Here is how you can correct this situation:

  1. Log
    to the LeadBolt portal and go to the APPS

  2. Click on the Add Section button.


    This will open the "Choose Ad Type" popup.


  3. Switch to the HTML Ads tab.

    The SDK Ads tab is shown by default, but the ad you need to
    select is on the HTML Ads tab.


  4. Select the App Banner (HTML) ad.

  5. Make sure that Banner Size is set to "Auto Stretching"
    and that Open Clicks In is set to "Current


  6. Click the Add Now button.

  7. Copy the Section ID from the code in the Get Code popup. This is
    the value you can use in your Andromo project. Click OK to return
    to the LeadBolt APPS page.

    You should see a new row for your ad title "App Banner

  8. (Optional) Set the other ads to "Deleted" so they don't clutter
    up your dashboard.

    You can change an ad's status on the LeadBolt APPS page by
    clicking on the little green dot at the start of its row and
    selecting "Delete" instead of "Pause". Note that this doesn't
    actually remove the ad entry; it just allows the ad to be hidden
    when the APPS page is set to Show "All But Deleted" instead of



  • hi collines after trying your method my app didnt get approved i got this below

    Reason: The displayed content is not allowed.

    Message: This mobile website is believed to promote individual apps and
    each app should be added to LeadBolt separately. If you believe this is
    an error or if you have any questions, please contact support
  • What URL are you entering? If your app is live in Google Play, that's the URL you'll want to use. If your app isn't live, you should contact them to inquire what you can use as the URL on the pre-released app.
  • ok i will contact them, i do not intend to put my app on google play.. its already on amazon and thats the url i placed. it think this has to do with the mobile website thing
  • Yes, that's what I meant, sorry, just the link to the app in whatever app store you have it in, doesn't have to be Google Play. You should definitely ask them why that failed approval.
  • their reply - I
    believe the issue is that German TV is created as a mobile web app. As
    it is an app, I recommend German TV to be created in the
    portal again as an Android App, and it should be fine.
  • Same problem here, Leadbolt denied my ad, stating is must be submitted as an app and not as mobile web.  Any ideas how to get it approved or what to do?  I would really like to try their ads out.  Thanks!
  • Hi wole8029 and genblg1, Leadbolt here.  Sorry to be late to the conversation, we just joined the forum.  Have you tried contacting Leadbolt support?  Please email them at  Response times are quick and the team can help identify what happened.  In the meantime, they are now aware of your efforts and will attempt to contact you directly. Thanks!
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